It’s Labor Day! Time to celebrate all the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.
Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew to protest unsafe working conditions and long hours, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day. Today, it’s great excuse to kick back and enjoy some time with friends and family. Here’s our 5 tips to make your party a great success!
Make a Facebook Event and send invites to all your guests. This will help your guests plan and remind them when the party gets closer. A Facebook event makes a convenient hub where guests can find out the essential details of your party like the date, location, and any specific instructions you might have like where to park or what to bring.
It’s no longer seen as a fashion mistake to wear white after Labor Day, you can use this old tradition to add some flavor to your party. Ask your guests to wear white and decorate your table and party area with white as well. You can even take it a step further by serving only white food items. Just be sure to have plenty of napkins so people don’t ruin their clothes.
Stock up on all your guests’ favorite drinks and food. People are picky when it comes to their diet, so you might consider serving alternative dishes like vegetarian or vegan items. A party punch is a classic way to quench party-goers thirst while also stimulating conversation around the punch bowl.
If you’re going to be outside, make sure you have plenty of ice and water. Time flies by when you’re having fun, and your guests might not realize how dehydrated they’re getting.
Similar to water, sunscreen is important to have nearby. Make a conscious effort to remind people to apply or reapply throughout the party. The more fun people are having, the faster time flies by and the more severe a sunburn can get. That’s not how you want people to remember your party.
It might be a good idea to have extra towels handy. Towels are one of the easiest items to forget when you’re going swimming and having some for guests will reduce the amount of water that gets tracked in your house or soaked on your furniture.
Music is one of the most important features of a great party. Either make a playlist of light, fun music you know your guests will enjoy or ask someone you trust to DJ for the party. People have specific types of music they prefer, but it’s best to pick something accessible that pleases the majority of the crowd.